Download Audio FileThe rich young man in today’s Gospel wanted to know what we all want to know—how to live in this life so that we might live forever in the world to come. He sought what today’s Psalm calls “wisdom of heart.” He learns that the wisdom he seeks is not a program of
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JESUS! May the grace of the Holy Spirit be with you! Although I have not written before, you may be sure that I have not forgotten you in my poor prayers to our Lord and that I shared your happiness. May He permit you to enjoy it in His service for many years, for I
MY DEAR LITTLE SISTER, You did well to write to me, and I understand everything . . . everything, everything, everything! . . . You haven’t committed the shadow of any evil; I know what these kinds of temptations are so well that I can assure you of this without any fear, and, besides, Jesus
JESUS! . . . Dear Little Céline, Your letter gave great sadness to my soul! Poor little Papa! . . . No, the thoughts of Jesus are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways. . . . He is offering us a chalice as bitter as our feeble nature can bear! .
CÉLINE . . . JESUS must love you with a special love to be trying you in this way. Do you know that I am almost jealous of you? To those who love more He gives more, and to those who love less He gives less! . . .
OH! PAULINE, it is very true that a drop of gall must be mingled in all chalices; I find that trials help very much in detaching us from this earth. They make us look higher than this world. Here below, nothing can satisfy us. We cannot enjoy a little rest except in being ready to
En el evangelio de este domingo, los fariseos intentan atrapar a Jesús con una pregunta engañosa La “legalidad” de divorcio en Israel nunca fue puesta en duda. Moisés lo había permitido (cfr Dt 24, 1-4). A pesar de esto, Jesús remonta a sus antagonistas a un tiempo anterior a Moisés: “el principio”, y les da
Download Audio FileIn today’s Gospel, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a trick question. The “lawfulness” of divorce in Israel was never an issue. Moses had long ago allowed it (see Deuteronomy 24:1–4). But Jesus points His enemies back before Moses, to “the beginning,” interpreting the text we hear in today’s First Reading.
St. Thérèse believes that God is ready to set our humanity on fire. Though we are guilty before the Face of God, the Father does not look on us with anger, but gazes on us to contemplate His only begotten Son. He is no passive observer of human affairs. He stands ready to give everything